I heard rumors of a new Gant store in San Francisco recently but was admittedly skeptical; the brand isn’t known for doing things quietly and it seemed impossible for the store to sneak into the Bay without quite a bit of fanfare. Nonetheless, I checked it out in person and the store is alive and well in the middle of Hayes Valley. They had their “soft” opening about two weeks ago; the official launch party will be in a few weeks and it sounds like some well-known faces may be in attendance.
The store is exclusively men’s clothing and carries a well-stocked selection of the Rugger line as well as a healthy portion of the infamous Michael Bastian line (paging Mr. Zee…). If you’re a fan of the preppy New England aesthetic that this brand promotes (and don’t mind the price tag that comes with it) then you’ll want to make a point of stopping by.